Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract to dip our toes and render our school football selections.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer comprising one of the top clubs in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. We have been placing wins on and back so it looks like it is my turn to the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes IMO and a successful triumph, it said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings with this one and where the games rely.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
However, just like the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville football last season was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked miracles. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. Nonetheless, this is a big moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I enjoy Hassan Hall as the lead running back. The shield, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team last year, where they went winless coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is akin to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my query is, just how will be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when hes working with a completely new offensive strategy and a new coach?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with this Golden Domers and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making school football selections decide on this. Im the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final year.
Just like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new coach brings a fresh mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement, this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is just 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you mentioned may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and in this situation they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)